It's a special treat when the blooming of Redbud (Cercis canadensis) and Flowering Dogwood (Cornusflorida) overlaps. It looked as if the redbuds would be finished before the dogwoods arrived this year, but with the unusually warmer weather the dogwoods are rushing to catch up.
The dogwoods haven't reached their full whiteness yet, a little green is lingering in the bracts, but that should be gone in a day or two. When the two trees grow side-by-side, passersby are treated to a natural bouquet.
And through the flowers and branches, a glimpse of Uffington House, the home of Thomas Hughes's mother, Margaret, during the 1880s.